FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
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  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Burnin Ring of Fire

Year Started: 2002

Burnin Ring of Fire BBQ is a competition BBQ team, consisting of husband and wife teammates, Ken and Rebecca Wachtman. After years honing his craft and winning small, unsanctioned events, Ken decided it was time to make his love for BBQ and smokin' official. Burnin Ring of Fire embarked on their maiden voyage May 2014.

Hometown: Shingle Springs
State: CA
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 2

Biggest Wins: Elk Grove Western Festival and BBQ Championship, Backyard Division:
2nd place chicken
2nd place ribs
Reserve Grand Champion

Brentwood Cook Off and Car Show, Backyard Division:
1st place chicken
1st place ribs
4th place tri-tip
Grand Champion



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